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Korean Antique Furniture & Accessories

Korean Antique Furniture & Accessories
  • Author : Mathieu Deprez
  • Publisher : Seoul Selection
  • Pub. Date : Sep 2013
  • Cover : Soft Cover
  • Dimensions (in inches) : 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.35
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9781624120107

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  • Preface

    Chronology

     

     

    CHAPTER ONE: Understanding Korean Traditional House Design

    Influence of Climate

    Influence of Belief Systems

    Late Joseon Korea Social Structure

    Layout of an Upper-Class House

    Typical Furniture Arrangement

     

     

    CHAPTER TWO: Types of Korean Traditional Furniture

    Chests

    Desks

    Boxes

    Tables

    Stands

    Other

     

     

    CHAPTER THREE: Symbols and Their Meanings

    Wishing for Blessings

     

     

    CHAPTER FOUR: Wood and Woodworking

    Characteristics of Traditional Furniture

    Wood in Traditional Furniture

    Tools and Joining Techniques

    Preparation and Finishes

     

     

    CHAPTER FIVE: Traditional Furniture Today

    From Past to Present

    Antique Furniture in Seoul

     

     

    Bibliography

    Glossary

    Index

  • Press Release
  •  Despite a rich woodworking tradition, Korea’s traditional furniture remains relatively unknown, especially in the West. Taking their cues from nature, Joseon-era carpenters built furniture that was functional, beautiful in its simplicity and purity of lines, ingenious in its use of wood joints, and perfectly suited to the Korean home and the local environment. Korean Antique Furniture & Accessories introduces the various types of furniture and accessories commonly seen during the Joseon era (1392–1897) and provides the associated historical, social, and cultural background to help see how Korean furniture came to be. Also presented are the tools, wood, and techniques often used by traditional woodworkers. Rich in illustrations and color photographs, this book will help the reader better understand Korean furniture and better appreciate its role and place within Korean culture.

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